Yggdrasil Expands YG Masters Program Adding Game Mechanics

Yggdrasil has announced an expansion of its burgeoning YG Masters program, which now enables studio partners to use all of the company’s patented mechanics, including Gigablox, MultiMax and Splitz.

The new proposal brings additional value to the programme and will allow studios in their own game production to create new titles using Yggdrasil’s mechanics, designed to optimise player interaction.

Stuart McCarthy, Yggdrasil’s head of partner services, said of the addition: “The competition in the slots market is immense. Using recognised and successful mechanical frameworks at the heart of a game is key to attracting players and turbo charging the game performance so this was a natural next step for us to take.

“Our proprietary mechanics have been a revelation this year, so much so that we have had to recalibrate what successful releases look like. Driven by these triumphs we are thrilled to now share this opportunity exclusively with our YG Masters partners.

“We are excited to see the first titles in this new wave of games launch in 2021, helping our studio partners grow and expand their offerings and delivering on our shared vision.”

Two existing partners of YG Masters, DreamTech Gaming and Bang Bang Games, have already signed up for the latest offering of Yggdrasil and will create mechanical games next year.

Frank McPolin, Bang Bang Games managing director, stated: “Bang Bang Games could not be more excited about the opportunity to leverage the Yggdrasil mechanical frameworks.

“We are huge fans of the games Yggdrasil has already released with these frameworks, and big admirers of how they are going about the business of building them into recognisable brands.

“Our game design goblins are currently locked away in the Bang Bang dungeons and will be tirelessly flogged until they emerge with something amazing. We look forward to bringing our own twist to these incredible mechanics.”

Gigablox, which appeared in Lucky Neko and Hades, is all about giant symbols that appear on the reels when stacked, leading to huge wins. Splitz separates mystery symbols on the reels for more ways, extra scatters, longer lines or wider clusters, integrated into Temple Stacks, Neon Rush and Syncronite. MultiMax debuted with Multifly! And you see multipliers accumulate for cascading wins on the reels.

Halvor Dahl, DreamTech Gaming business manager, added: “We’re thrilled to further extend our partnership with Yggdrasil and to utilise their highly successful mechanics in upcoming releases. With access to Yggdrasil Gaming’s exciting mechanical framework,

“DreamTech Gaming will be able to further build on our already highly successful partnership and offer new and exciting game concepts combined with our state-of-the-art graphics and design.”